Catena Appellation Agrelo Cabernet 2016 (Argentina) Rated 92+WA

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Wine Advocate Review
Rated 92+
Some of the Appellation wines were produced before the whole range was created, as is the case with the classical 2016 Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon, from a classical zone in Lujan de Cuyo. It was produced with grapes from 30-year-old vines at 950 meters in altitude from a cool El Nino year. It fermented after a three-day cold soak and matured in French and American oak barrels for one year. This is one of the few places where you find old-vine Cabernet Sauvignon, a classical place for the grape. It's serious, harmonious and very varietal, without green or overripe aromas. It has a great palate with very fine tannins, elegant yet powerful. This overdelivers.

Wine Tasting Notes
The Catena Appellation Agrelo Cabernet Sauvignon presents purple color with ruby red reflections. The nose shows intense aromas of ripe red fruit flavors interwoven with spices notes like black pepper, thyme, curry, with layers of cedar. The mouthfeel is rich with layers of cassis flavors and notes of black pepper, clove, leather and tobacco. The finish is bright and fresh with finely grained tannins.

Food Pairings
This very special single vineyard Cabernet is best paired with a thick rib-eye steak or roast leg of lamb. The wine also pairs well with mushroom dishes and salty and fatty smoked meats.

100% Cabernet Sauvignon

Alcohol 13.0%
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